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Brand Done

A source close to the 76ers has confirmed a story initially reported by Comcast Sportsnet: Sixers power forward Elton Brand is done for the season. It is believed that on Monday, Brand, who signed a five-year $80 million contract in July, will have season-ending surgery on his dislocated right shoulder. Calls to the Sixers went unanswered. Brand initially injured the shoulder on Dec. 17 against the Milwaukee Bucks. He has played six games since returning, but has struggled, averaging only 5.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18 minutes a game. Brand went scoreless and did not play in the second half of Tuesday’s 100-99 loss to the Boston Celtics. In his 8 minutes, 40 seconds of first-half game time, Brand wore a brace on his shoulder for the first time. Yesterday, Brand had an MRI on his right shoulder. The Sixers initially announced that the MRI showed the injury was healing as scheduled, but things began looking murky when news surfaced that the MRI was read only by a technician. Brand’s agent, David Falk, also flew into town to discuss the status of his client. Brand missed almost the entire 2007-08 season with a ruptured Achilles. More in a few minutes .... --Kate

Brand Done

Elton Brand is out for the season and is expected to have surgery on Monday for his injured shoulder. (Ron Cortes / File photo)
Elton Brand is out for the season and is expected to have surgery on Monday for his injured shoulder. (Ron Cortes / File photo)

A source close to the 76ers has confirmed a story initially reported by Comcast Sportsnet: Sixers power forward Elton Brand is done for the season.
It is believed that on Monday, Brand, who signed a five-year $80 million contract in July, will have season-ending surgery on his dislocated right shoulder.
Calls to the Sixers went unanswered.
Brand initially injured the shoulder on Dec. 17 against the Milwaukee Bucks. He has played six games since returning, but has struggled, averaging only 5.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18 minutes a game.
Brand went scoreless and did not play in the second half of Tuesday’s 100-99 loss to the Boston Celtics. In his 8 minutes, 40 seconds of first-half game time, Brand wore a brace on his shoulder for the first time.
Yesterday, Brand had an MRI on his right shoulder.
The Sixers initially announced that the MRI showed the injury was healing as scheduled, but things began looking murky when news surfaced that the MRI was read only by a technician. Brand’s agent, David Falk, also flew into town to discuss the status of his client.
Brand missed almost the entire 2007-08 season with a ruptured Achilles.
 
More in a few minutes ....
--Kate
About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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